Finding an employer to hire you and write an employer letter for a visa can seem like searching for a needle in a haystack. There is no denying that it is a big challenge to find employment in the U.S., especially when you don’t even have a right to work in the country. But getting that employer letter for a visa is an important first step, even if it seems daunting. While it may take some time and effort, the process for obtaining an employer letter for a visa is actually quite simple. Here’s how it works:

1. Get out that magnifying glass.

Believe it or not, but there are many employers within the U.S. who can’t find the help they need within their own country. These employers would be more than happy to look outside the U.S. to find the right employees. All it takes to locate these needy employers is a little digging.

Look through job postings and want ads and search online for job postings. Some companies even announce job openings via social media. You can also visit a job employment center that holds job offers for other countries. It also helps to network. Start by asking someone you know who may have some helpful advice or information; ask your social media contacts and try joining a social media outlet designed for immigrants looking for jobs.

2. Separate and narrow your options.

In addition to your search, you can weed out the employers that you don’t think will work for you situation or your skills. Look for employers that have dealt with hiring foreign workers in the past as they may be more likely to take on foreign workers in the future. Something to keep in mind too is bigger isn’t always better or your only option. There are smaller businesses that may be willing to take you on as a prospective employee.

3. Get in touch with your prospects.

Once you decide on one or more potential employers, feel free to contact them. You should use any names you may have as far as connections go when introducing yourself. Share your resume with them, and be sure to follow their application guidelines (if they give any) to the letter.

If you find an employer you really like but they have no job listing, go ahead and contact them anyway because you may be kept in mind for a future job opening. It also helps to have someone in the United States or someone you may know who has been through the process to look over your resume and contact letter before you send it in.

Once your potential employer contacts you with interest, you can then begin the process of requesting an employer letter for obtaining a visa. Don’t be afraid to reach out and get the professional legal help you need to get this process right. Call (404) 892-8300 to contact the Lee Law Firm now with your questions about your employer letter for a visa.